Prime GGG vs Fab 4

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by monaim, May 25, 2023.

  1. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Yes I agree but looking at his losses, he lost to an ATG Hagler who was at his meanest ever. And came out like a rabid dog attacking Hearns from opening bell.

    Hearns beat Barkley to a pulp and was on the verge of stopping him until Barkley found a hail mary right hand.

    I think Hearns going up and down in weight during that period may of effected him. But I think he had a resurgence at 168-175 when he should've beat Leonard and had really good win over Hill.
  2. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Jacobs was probably 25lbs heavier than SRL was at the weight
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Could? Yes.

    Would? That's highly debatable.
  4. CleneloAnavarez

    CleneloAnavarez Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 18, 2021
    Barkley beat Hearns twice, the second time on points although that was at LHW.

    Hearns is too inconsistent to be given the odds over Golovkin.
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  5. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Agree.Golovkin chin of iron, fists of thunder and good gas tank Hearns, chinny and not the greatest stamina. Not a great recipe v GGG!
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  6. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Oct 5, 2009
  7. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp This Town Needs An Anema!! Full Member

    Aug 28, 2022
    This. I also think he’d seriously hurt Sugar Ray multiple times in their fight to a UD. Probably drops him a couple times. PRIME GGG’s jab would win him that fight. SRL isn’t strong enough to keep Prime GGG at bay imo.

    Now this is assuming this is on A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD and not in Vegas with the deck stacked against Gennady!!!

    Marvin and PRIME Duran give him good tough close fights. Toss ups there for me. Could go either way. But nobody is getting schooled or blown out.
  8. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Leonard - Too fast, too slick, far too much movement, makes Canelo look like he has cement feet in comparison. Sugar Ray had a damn good chin, so don't see Golovkin's power being the game changer he would need to beat Leonard. Leonard UD.

    Hagler - Just too good all round, better pure boxer, more versatile, only advantage GGG has is power and even that's negated by one of the best chins we've ever seen. Hagler wins a UD.

    Duran - Tougher fight to call, logic may dictate that the bigger GGG beats Duran but Duran was more skilled and durable too, think it would be a very competitive fight. Could go either way, if anyone can stand with GGG it's Duran.

    Hearns - As great as Hearns was, he'd have an up hill struggle vs Golovkin if he can't hurt GGG and Golovkin's chin so far has pretty much looked impeccable. But then Hearns might very well be the biggest puncher GGG has ever faced. But I suspect GGG rides out a bad start, taking big shots, maybe even being hurt for the first time, but Hearns fragility and desire to look for a KO see Golovkin come from behind and stops Hearns.
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  9. CleneloAnavarez

    CleneloAnavarez Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 18, 2021
    Hagler never beat any MW of Golovkin's caliber.
    Duran's only significant win at MW is Barkley.
  10. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    You must remember that two of the top middleweights Golovkin fought were defensively very savvy in Jacobs and Canelo. Jacobs just wouldn't stop moving around (cleverly because it avoided punishment), Canelo's defensive abilities are well established by now and in the Derevyanchenko fight he just looked off the pace frankly, apparently due to a flu which I can believe.
    Middleweights who come forward relentlessly like Roldan and Barkley would've been utterly wrecked by GGG who obviously enjoys the constant punching opportunities, but he can apply relentless pressure against an opponent he deems it'd work against like Hearns too.
    Duran and Leonard gave Hagler an incredibly close fight, closer than Canelo did with GGG the first time around for sure, does that mean Hagler isn't as good as he's been made out to be? No. I don't see how Golovkin having competitive fights with the best guys of his era is a bad thing, all the best fighters have those.
  11. MismatchHypejob

    MismatchHypejob Active Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    Looks like someone doesn’t understand rehydration.

    Leonard was no big middleweight and Jacobs is a huge middleweight who only took on GGG when he was showing signs of aging (and still got dropped early)
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  12. Melankomas

    Melankomas Borderline Anarchist Full Member

    Dec 18, 2022
    Loses to Hagler but beats the rest
  13. EJDiaZ

    EJDiaZ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Loses to SRL

    Wins against Hagler, Duran and Hearns
  14. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019

    Beats Duran, Hearns, and is good enough to beat Leonard. I wouldn’t even count him out against Hagler, but you don’t face all four without a loss.
  15. Reg

    Reg Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    I pick GGG and Canelo to beat them all.